HAITI – Over 2,000 people are reported killed and more than 10,000 injured after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and subsequent heavy flooding from 14 August (eleven years on from the 2010 earthquake of a similar scale). According to UNICEF, approximately half a million Haitian children are now vulnerable without access to safe shelter, water, food or healthcare.

Donate today to send urgently needed resources to support the recovery effort.

*Updated 23 August 2021


Some of the world’s poorest communities live in the most disaster-prone areas. Poverty makes these families more vulnerable to disasters because they can’t protect themselves. And, after a disaster, they lack the resources to respond and rebuild effectively. It’s a vicious cycle.

And now, in this time of global pandemic, these families have become more vulnerable still. Because how can you stay safe at home when your only shelter is a flimsy tarpaulin? And how can you wash your hands when you haven’t got soap or clean water?

Your gift to the Disaster Action Fund now… means we can respond with urgently and effectively when disasters like the COVID pandemic strike in the future.

And because the destruction caused by any disaster (but especially this one) halts development in communities for years at a time, your generosity will also help to rebuild communities after the initial emergency response. And prepares at-risk families to survive future disasters, too.

Even the most conservative estimates suggest that $1 invested to help families prepare for disaster, saves up to $15 in response and recovery after disaster hits.

Help us act urgently and steward wisely.

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